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Level 2 - a2

To complete the second level (A2) students must know the following:

ability to comprehend oral speech

The student must have the ability to understand spoken texts, in a formal or friendly style, of limited duration, with a simple structure and with information given in a clear order. The student must have the ability to understand in a natural environment the general meaning but also the main points of a simple conversation between two natural or non-natural speakers, who use the Greek language as a means of communication. The student also needs to understand the main meaning of short oral texts, which are delivered with a slow but natural flow of speech, such as simple public announcements (in public transport stations, shops, etc.)


The student must have the ability to read very small simple texts and find specific information on familiar topics. More specifically, the types of written speech included in this level are announcements, ads, posters, advertisements, brochures, guides (city guide, tourist guide, maps, etc.), price lists, itineraries, opening hours (shops, cultural sites, etc.), bills, tickets, radio and television programs, signs (by road or indoors, ex. in shops, hospitals, etc.), weather reports, handwritten or electronic notes and messages, brief descriptions (of people, events, objects, places, etc.), personal correspondence (letter, card, telegram), and simple instructions for use of products.


The student must have the ability to write in a formal or friendly style, texts of limited length with a simple structure for topics he/she knows and can give basic information on, such as simple, short notes and messages on urgent topics and simple personal letters (to thank someone). More specifically, he/she must be able to fill in the required information in forms (upon arrival/departure from the country, in hotels, etc.), keep simple notes, write simple messages, have personal correspondence using a formal or friendly style depending on the occasion (simple greeting cards, congratulations etc.), simple personal letters with topics of common interest to friends, family or acquaintances.


The student must have the ability to communicate in simple everyday matters which require simple and immediate exchange of information around relevant topics and activities. He/She must be able to respond to brief social contacts with friendly or formal speech. He/She must be able to use a series of sentences and phrases to describe in a simple way his/her family, other people, events, places, living conditions, educational background and current or most recent work. The student must also have the ability to give simple information about themselves or others, about time and place, to tell simple short stories, to give simple instructions, to ask to be served in stores, banks, restaurants, and other public places. 

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